AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)—He missed most of spring drills due to a chronic ankle condition, one that required surgery, which went well. He was out of a cast in early July with designs on being ready for fall practices.
2005 (Fr.-RS)—He did not see any game action, but dressed for seven games including the Champs Sports Bowl. He was moved to wide receiver in fall practices (from safety), where he practiced most of the fall when he wasn’t working as a scout team quarterback due to his versatility. He was the Scout Team Offense Award winner for the Missouri game (impersonating Tiger quarterback Brad Smith for the second straight year). He had a good spring, with four tackles, two passes broken up and a forced fumble in the three full scrimmages.
2004 (Fr.)—Redshirted; he did not see any action but practiced most of the fall at safety unless shifted around for scout team purposes. He was the Scout Team Offense Award winner for the Missouri and Oklahoma State games as selected by the coaching staff; he switched sides of the ball to simulate option quarterbacks both weeks.
HIGH SCHOOL—A three-year starter at quarterback, as a senior he garnered first-team All-Capitol Valley Conference honors, along with being named honorable mention all-city and Foothill’s most valuable player. As a junior he was named both conference and team MVP, when he also was a first-team all-conference pick and Fab 50 Sacramento prep magazine selection; he earned second team all-league honors as a sophomore. During his senior campaign, his quarterback rating was 110, as he completed 45-of-71 passes for 650 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground, he rushed 100 times for 1,180 yards and 17 touchdowns, including one score of 98 yards. He also played two games at free safety, totaling 20 tackles (10 solo), one fumble recovery, two interceptions and four pass deflections. His junior season, he passed for 730 yards, 12 touchdowns with just three interceptions, while he ran for 820 yards (long of 80) and 10 touchdowns on 90 carries; he also added two touchdown receptions on trick plays. Top games: in a 40-28 win in the conference title game against Rio Linda his senior year, he rushed 15 times for 180 yards and four touchdowns, adding 140 yards and two TDs on 9-of-12 passing; against heavily favored Division I Del Campo (Foothill is Division II), he led his team to a 35-14 victory completing 12-of-15 passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns, and also scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 98-yard run. Under coach Frank Negri, Foothill was 10-1 his senior year and 9-2 his junior year (conference titleists both times), and 9-2 his sophomore year. He lettered twice in track (sprints and relays), with career bests of 10.8 (100) and 24.8 (200).
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in economics at Colorado. He holds a 3.0 grade point average, and has been a consistent honor roll student in high school. He also earned the Governor’s Scholarship Award for excellence in testing.
PERSONAL—He was born March 2, 1986 in Sacramento, Calif. Hobbies include playing pool, playing the piano and lifting weights. His family tree has been traced back to General William Tecumseh Sherman of Civil War fame. He has always been a big Buffaloes fan, watching mainly CU games as he grew up, especially those versus Nebraska.